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A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state. In federations, governor may be the title of a politician who governs a constituent state and may be either appointed or elected. The power of the individual governor can vary dramatically between political systems, with some governors having only nominal or largely ceremonial power, with others having complete control over the entire government.

Historically, the title can also apply to the executive officials acting as representatives of a chartered company which has been granted exercise of sovereignty in a colonial area, such as the British East India Company or the Dutch East India Company. These companies operate as a major state within a state with its own armed forces.

There can also be non-political governors: high-ranking officials in private or similar governance such as commercial and non-profit management, styled governor(s), who simply govern an institution, such as a corporation or a bank. For example, in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries, there are prison governors ("wardens" in the United States), school governors and bank governors.

The adjective pertaining to a governor is gubernatorial, from the Latin root gubernare. The obsolete term for a female governor is the female form governess, however the modern term for female officials is the gender-neutral form governor (without the gender-specific suffix -ess) to avoid confusion with other meanings of governess.

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Puerto Rico 1939, Gov. Leahy

Puerto Rico 1939, Gov. Leahy

Title: Puerto Rico 1939, Gov. Leahy ..Alternative Title: [Governor William D. Leahy, Puerto Rico]. .Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: 1939..Place: Isla Grande, Puerto Rico..Physical Description: 1 tr... More

Puerto Rico 1939, Gov. Leahy

Puerto Rico 1939, Gov. Leahy

Title: Puerto Rico 1939, Gov. Leahy..Alternative Title: [Governor William D. Leahy, Puerto Rico]. .Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: 1939..Place: Isla Grande, Puerto Rico..Physical Description: 1 tra... More

Naophorous Block Statue of a Governor of Sais, Psamtikseneb
Group Portrait of an Unidentified Board of Governors
János Hunyadi
Charles of Gonzague and of Cleves, Duke of Nevers and of Retellois, Governor of Champagne and Brie at age eighteen
Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. Gulf of Akaba. Western shore known as Jarvis Bay. Showing winter house of Jarvis Pasha, governor of Sinai

Flight to Ma'an el-Hadj, Petra, Wadi Rum and Akaba. Gulf of Akaba. Wes...

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Aerial photograph taken over the outlet of Wadi Taba (alluvial plain) into the Gulf of Aqaba, looking northwest and showing the west coast of ... More

"Jacob Simonsz de Rijk Secures from Spanish Governor-General Requesens the Release of Marnix van Sint Aldegonde
Bernardo de' Rossi, died 1527, Bishop of Treviso 1499, Governor of Bologna 1519-1523 [obverse]
Bernardo de' Rossi, died 1527, Bishop of Treviso 1499, Governor of Bologna 1519-1523 [obverse]
Altobello Averoldo, c. 1468-1531, Bishop of Pola, Thrice Governor of Bologna [obverse]
Portrait of Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Portrait of Abraham Patras, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company
Portrait of Abraham Patras, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company
Beggars’ Bowl with a Gourd

Beggars’ Bowl with a Gourd

When in 1566 nobles begged the governor, Margaret of Parma, to halt the persecution of the Protestants, someone reassured her with the words: ‘Fear not, my lady, they are nothing but beggars,’ called ‘gueux’ in... More

Margaret of Parma (1522-1586), Governor of the Netherlands

Margaret of Parma (1522-1586), Governor of the Netherlands

Most coins have a side with a portrait, usually of a ruler. In addition, portrait medals have also always been made, primarily to honour, commemorate, or glorify an important event or person. They were often in... More

François de Mandelot, 1529-1588, governor of Lyon 1571
Sword of Jacob Cabeljauw

Sword of Jacob Cabeljauw

In 1573 the town of Alkmaar was besieged by Spanish troops. The Dutch commander Cabeljauw led the forces that defeated this attack and forced the Spanish to retreat. He was promoted to military governor of Alkm... More

Frédéric Perrenot, 1536-1602, Lord of Champagney, Governor of Antwerp 1571 [obverse]
Pair of Gauntlets for a Child

Pair of Gauntlets for a Child

These gauntlets belong to an armor presented by the Spanish governor of Milan to the future Philip III of Spain (1578–1621, reigned from 1598). Lucio Piccinino (Italian, Milan, active ca. 1575–90) Milan

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (1532-1588), English Nobleman, Governor-General of the United Provinces in 1585-87
Commander’s baton of the Dutch Governor of the Gold Coast

Commander’s baton of the Dutch Governor of the Gold Coast

The running of the Dutch West India Company in West Africa was in the hands of the director-general in Fort Elmina. The commander’s baton lay before him on the table when he assembled his Kleine Raad (Small Cou... More

Portrait of Johannes Thedens, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company
Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-79), count of Nassau-Siegen and governor of Brazil
Portrait of Philip, Count of Nassau, Governor of the Town of Nijmegen

Portrait of Philip, Count of Nassau, Governor of the Town of Nijmegen

Portret van Philips (1566-95), graaf van Nassau. Buste naar rechts, in wapenrusting. Onderdeel van de reeks portretten afkomstig uit het Stadhouderlijk Hof te Leeuwarden.

Portrait of Daniël de Hertaing, Lord of Marquette, Governor of Ostend

Portrait of Daniël de Hertaing, Lord of Marquette, Governor of Ostend

Portret van Daniël de Hertaing (?-1625), heer van Marquette, gouverneur van Oostende. Buste naar rechts, in wapenrusting. Onderdeel van de reeks portretten afkomstig uit het Stadhouderlijk Hof te Leeuwarden.

Portrait of Gerard Reynst, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Gerard Reynst, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Gerard Reynst (gest. 1615). Gouverneur-generaal (1614-15). Staand, ten halven lijve naar rechts, de rechterhand in de zij. Om de schouder een gouden keten met een portretmedaillon van prins Maurits.

Portrait of Laurens Reael, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Laurens Reael, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Laurens Reael (1583-1637). Gouverneur-generaal (1616-19). Ten halven lijve naar links. Om de hals een drievoudige gouden keten. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten van de gouverneurs-generaal van... More

View of Ambon

View of Ambon

This is a view of the Mollucan island of Ambon with a portrait of its first Dutch governor, Frederik Houtman, at the lower right. At centre is the Portuguese Fort Victoria, which was seized by the Dutch East In... More

Portrait of Anthonie van Utenhove, Lord van Rijnesteyn, Colonel in the Army and Governor of Ostend

Portrait of Anthonie van Utenhove, Lord van Rijnesteyn, Colonel in the...

Portret van Anthonis van Utenhove (gest. 1625), heer van Rijnesteyn. Buste naar rechts. Onderdeel van de reeks portretten afkomstig uit het Stadhouderlijk Hof te Leeuwarden.

Governor-General Jan Pietersz Coen

Governor-General Jan Pietersz Coen

With the founding of Batavia in 1619, Coen, Governor- General of the Dutch East Indies, took the first steps towards creating a colonial empire. His pursuit of overseas property ran counter to the aims of the D... More

Portrait of Laurens Reael

Portrait of Laurens Reael

Laurens Reael was governor-general of the VOC (Dutch East India Company), the company’s highest position in Asia. On returning to the Netherlands, he had himself portrayed full-length by a leading Amsterdam art... More

William Tell Refusing to Honor Governor Gessler's Hat
Portrait of Pieter de Carpentier, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Pieter de Carpentier, Governor-General of the Dutch East I...

Portret van Pieter de Carpentier (1588-1659). Gouverneur-generaal (1623-1627). Staand, ten halven lijve, naar links. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten van de gouverneurs-generaal van het voormalige Nederla... More

Portrait of Pieter Both, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Pieter Both, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Pieter Both (1568-1615), gouverneur-generaal (1610-14). Ten halven lijve, naar links. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten van de gouverneurs-generaal van het voormalige Nederlands Oost-Indië.

Francesco Morosini, 1560-1641, civil governor of Crete 1627
Portrait of Jacques Specx, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Jacques Specx, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Jacques Specx (geb. 1588). Gouverneur-generaal (1629-32). Ten halven lijve, naar links. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten van de gouverneurs-generaal van het voormalige Nederlands Oost-Indië.

Portrait of Hendrik Brouwer, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Hendrik Brouwer, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Hendrik Brouwer (1581-1643). Gouverneur-generaal (1632-36). Staand, ten halven lijve, iets naar rechts. De rechterhand in de zij, commadostaf in de linkerhand. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten... More

Portrait of Antonio van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Antonio van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Ind...

Portret van Antonio van Diemen (1593-1645). Gouverneur-generaal (1636-45). Ten halven lijve naar rechts. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten van de gouverneurs-generaal van het voormalige Nederlands Oost-Indië.

Keith Rocco - Jamestown, 1630s: Harvey's Industrial Enclave

Keith Rocco - Jamestown, 1630s: Harvey's Industrial Enclave

Virginia Governor John Harvey (1630-35; 1637-39) helped to develop many of the industrial and craft operations at Jamestown early in the second quarter of the seventeenth century. The failure of his industrial ... More

Philip IV Appointing Prince Ferdinand Governor of the Netherlands, plate 25 from Casperius Gevartius, Pompa Introitus Honori Serenissimi Principis Ferdinandi (Triumphal Entry of the Most Serene and Honorable Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand)
Portrait of Cornelis van der Lijn, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Cornelis van der Lijn, Governor-General of the Dutch East ...

Portret van Cornelis van der Lijn (1608?-79). Gouverneur-generaal (1645-50). Ten halven lijve naar rechts. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten van de gouverneurs-generaal van het voormalige Nederlands Oost-Indië.

Portrait of Karel Reyniersz, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Karel Reyniersz, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Karel Reyniersz (1604-53). Gouverneur-generaal (1650-53). Ten halven lijve naar links, het gelaat aanziend, de rechterhand voor de borst. Linksboven het familiewapen. Onderdeel van een reeks van por... More

The Arms of the Dutch East India Company and of the Town of Batavia

The Arms of the Dutch East India Company and of the Town of Batavia

These shields feature the arms of the Dutch East India Company, ornamented with Neptune and a mermaid, and those of Batavia, flanked by Dutch lions. According to the inscription on the latter, the city of Jacat... More

Portrait of Johan Maurits, Count of Nassau-Siegen, Governor of Brazil

Portrait of Johan Maurits, Count of Nassau-Siegen, Governor of Brazil

Portret van Johan Maurits (1604-97), graaf van Nassau-Siegen, gouverneur van Brazilië. Ten halven lijve, in wapenrusting.

Two Views of Dutch East India Company Trading Posts: Lawec in Cambodia and Banda in the Southern Moluccas

Two Views of Dutch East India Company Trading Posts: Lawec in Cambodia...

From 1609 the East India Company was sailing to Lawec, near Phnom Penh. There the company purchased provisions, such as rice, butter, pork, and lard, for Batavia. Banda supplied mace and nutmeg. In 1621, Govern... More

Two Views of Dutch East India Company Trading Posts: Lawec in Cambodia and Banda in the Southern Moluccas

Two Views of Dutch East India Company Trading Posts: Lawec in Cambodia...

From 1609 the East India Company was sailing to Lawec, near Phnom Penh. There the company purchased provisions, such as rice, butter, pork, and lard, for Batavia. Banda supplied mace and nutmeg. In 1621, Govern... More

Portrait of Joan Maetsuyker, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Joan Maetsuyker, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Joan Maetsuyker (1606-78). Gouverneur-generaal (1653-78). Ten halven lijve, in ovaal, naar rechts. Linksboven het familiewapen. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten van de gouverneurs-generaal van... More

Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-79), count of Nassau-Siegen and governor of Brazil

Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-79), count of Nassau-Siegen and govern...

Portret van Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, gouverneur van Brazilië. Buste in ovaal, naar rechts. Hij draagt het blauwe lint van de Deense Orde van de Olifant en heeft het kruis van de Johannieterorde om zijn hals.

Frans Jansz Post - Brazilian Landscape

Frans Jansz Post - Brazilian Landscape

Frans Post travelled to Brazil in 1637 as part of the entourage of Governor Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen. Once there, he made paintings and drawings of the exotic landscape. On the artist’s return to the Dutc... More

Portrait of Cornelis van Aerssen, Lord of Sommelsdijk, Governor of Suriname from 1683

Portrait of Cornelis van Aerssen, Lord of Sommelsdijk, Governor of Sur...

Portret van Cornelis van Aerssen (1637-88), heer van Sommelsdijk. Sedert 1683 gouverneur van Suriname. Heupstuk, staande in wapenrusting naar links. Links een gepluimde helm. Commandostaf in de rechterhand, de ... More

Portrait of Cornelis Speelman, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Cornelis Speelman, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indi...

Portret van Cornelis Speelman (1628-84). Gouverneur-generaal (1681-84). Staande, ten halven lijve, naar rechts. De linkerhand in de zij, commandostaf in de rechterhand. Op de achtergrond rechts een landschap me... More

Portrait of Rycklof van Goens, Governor-General

Portrait of Rycklof van Goens, Governor-General

Portret van Rycklof van Goens (1619-82). Gouverneur-generaal (1678-81). Ten halven lijve naar rechts. De rechterhand rustend op een kanonskogel, rechts een uitzicht op zee met strijdende schepen. Linksboven het... More

Portrait of Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indi...

Portret van Johannes Camphuys (1634-95). Gouverneur-generaal (1684-91). Staande, ten halven lijve, iets naar rechts. De rechterhand rustend op een wandelstok. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten van de gouve... More

Der Beylerbey auss Asia zu Pferd und seine Positur im Feldzuge

Der Beylerbey auss Asia zu Pferd und seine Positur im Feldzuge

Illustration showing governor of a Turkish province on horseback in campaign posture, Asia. Illus. in: Thesaurus exoticurum / Everhardo Gvernero Happelio. Hamburg : T. von Wiering ..., 1688, section 2, p. 16.

Keith Rocco - Jamestown in the Winter of 1690

Keith Rocco - Jamestown in the Winter of 1690

Nottoway tribe bringing annual tribute to the governor of Virginia during the winter of 1690, a tradition that continues to this day.

Flask

Flask

The monogram of Governor-General Joan van Hoorn is painted on this flask. It is shaped like an apothecary bottle, but Van Hoorn probably used it for wine or liquor.

Portrait of Willem van Outhoorn, Governor General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Willem van Outhoorn, Governor General of the Dutch East In...

Portret van Willem van Outhoorn (1635-1720). Gouverneur-generaal (1691-1704). Staande ten halven lijve, iets naar rechts. De rechterhand in de zij, een commandostaf in de linkerhand. Op de achtergrond een gebou... More

Willem van Outhoorn (1691-1704)

Willem van Outhoorn (1691-1704)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Les pêcheurs (The Fishermen), Tapestry from Les Anciennes Indes (The Old Indies) Series

Les pêcheurs (The Fishermen), Tapestry from Les Anciennes Indes (The O...

After returning from Brazil in 1667 the Dutch governor Johan Maurits commissioned eight tapestries to adorn the walls of the Mauritshuis. Eckhout based his designs for them on drawings he had made in Brazil. In... More

Bed Cover coat of arms

Bed Cover coat of arms

The Amsterdam city coat of arms is painted in the centre and four corners of this bedspread: an oval shield with three crosses. This is the only known chintz cover with a city’s coat of arms. The earliest menti... More

Portrait of Jacob van den Eynde, Governor of Woerden

Portrait of Jacob van den Eynde, Governor of Woerden

Portret van Jacob van den Eynde (1575-1614). Gouverneur van Woerden. Buste in ovaal, naar links. Vervaardigd naar een onbekend voorbeeld. Onderdeel van een verzameling portretten van Nederlandse dichters.

Bedcover - Dutch East Indies

Bedcover - Dutch East Indies

This bedcover was once owned by Petronella van Hoorn. She came from a family of governor-generals in Batavia, and her husband, Jan Trip, too, was a VOC governor. The cover was probably given to her by Anthonie ... More

Abraham van Riebeeck (1709-1713)

Abraham van Riebeeck (1709-1713)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Christoffel van Swoll (1713-1718)

Christoffel van Swoll (1713-1718)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Route of Governor Spotswood, 1716. (21)

Route of Governor Spotswood, 1716. (21)

Route of Governor Spotswood, 1716. (21)

Hendrik Swaardecroon (1718-1725)

Hendrik Swaardecroon (1718-1725)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Saucer with the arms of the Saunders family

Saucer with the arms of the Saunders family

Schotel van porselein, beschilderd op het glazuur in blauw, rood, zwart en goud. Op het plat van de schotel het wapen van de familie Saunders met drie olifanten; het helmteken is tevens een olifant omgeven door... More

Cup with the arms of the Saunders family

Cup with the arms of the Saunders family

Kop van porselein, beschilderd op het glazuur in blauw, rood, zwart en goud. Op de wand het wapen van de familie Saunders met drie olifanten; het helmteken is tevens een olifant omgeven door acanthusbladeren. E... More

Cup with handle with the arms of the Saunders family

Cup with handle with the arms of the Saunders family

Oorkop van porselein, beschilderd op het glazuur in blauw, rood, zwart en goud. Op de wand het wapen van de familie Saunders met drie olifanten; het helmteken is tevens een olifant omgeven door acanthusbladeren... More

Cup with handle and saucer with the arms of the Saunders family

Cup with handle and saucer with the arms of the Saunders family

Oorkop en schotel van porselein, beschilderd op het glazuur in blauw, rood, zwart en goud. Op het plat van de schotel het wapen van de familie Saunders met drie olifanten; het helmteken is tevens een olifant om... More

Saucer with the arms of the Saunders family

Saucer with the arms of the Saunders family

Schotel van porselein, beschilderd op het glazuur in blauw, rood, zwart en goud. Op het plat van de schotel het wapen van de familie Saunders met drie olifanten; het helmteken is tevens een olifant omgeven door... More

Cup and saucer with the arms of the Saunders family

Cup and saucer with the arms of the Saunders family

Kop en schotel van porselein, beschilderd op het glazuur in blauw, rood, zwart en goud. Op het plat van de schotel het wapen van de familie Saunders met drie olifanten; het helmteken is tevens een olifant omgev... More

Mattheus de Haan (1725-1729)

Mattheus de Haan (1725-1729)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Goblet for Henricus Zwaardecroon

Goblet for Henricus Zwaardecroon

This cup was intended as a gift from the VOC (Dutch East India Company) to former Governor-General Henricus Zwaardecroon (1667-1728), but because he died before the showpiece could be delivered, it remained in ... More

Diederik van Durven (1729-1730)

Diederik van Durven (1729-1730)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Portrait of Isaac Sweers, Chief Officer of Amsterdam and Governor of the Dutch East India Company

Portrait of Isaac Sweers, Chief Officer of Amsterdam and Governor of t...

Portret van Isaac Sweers (1707-77), hoofdschout van Amsterdam en bewindhebber van de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie. Kniestuk, staande met de rechterhand in de zij en de linkerhand in de vest gestoken.

Dirk van Cloon (1730-1735)

Dirk van Cloon (1730-1735)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Portrait of Abraham Patras, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company

Portrait of Abraham Patras, Governor-General of the Dutch East India C...

Portret van Abraham Patras (1671-1737). Gouverneur-generaal (1735-37). Staande, ten halven lijve, aanziend. Commandostaf in de rechterhand, rechtsonder het familiewapen. Op de achtergrond geboomte achter een ba... More

Plate coat of arms

Plate coat of arms

The coat of arms is that of the Valckenier family. The plate was part of a set ordered by Governor Adriaan Valckenier. The town depicted at the right could be Cleves in Germany, where a distant relative of Adri... More

Portrait of Diederik van Durven, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Diederik van Durven, Governor-General of the Dutch East In...

Portret van Diederik van Durven (1676-1740). Gouverneur-generaal (1729-30). Ten halven lijve, iets naar rechts, het gelaat aanziend. In de rechterhand een commandostaf, de linkerhand rustend op een helm. Staand... More

Abraham Patras (1735-1737), copper alloy

Abraham Patras (1735-1737), copper alloy

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Adriaan Valckenier (1737-1741)

Adriaan Valckenier (1737-1741)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Cornelis Troost - Portrait of Joan Jacob Mauricius, Governor-General of Suriname

Cornelis Troost - Portrait of Joan Jacob Mauricius, Governor-General o...

In this portrait of his friend Mauricius, Troost under-scored their mutual love of the theatre. Mauricius sits in an imaginary interior, with shelves filled with plays behind him. On the wall is Troost’s painti... More

Portrait of Gustaaf Willem, Baron van Imhoff, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company

Portrait of Gustaaf Willem, Baron van Imhoff, Governor-General of the ...

Portret van Gustaaf Willem baron van Imhoff (1705-50). Gouverneur-generaal (1743-50). Ten halven lijve, in wapenrusting in ovaal, aanziend. De rechterhand leunend op de commandostaf, de linkerhand in de zij. Op... More

Portrait of Johannes Thedens, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company

Portrait of Johannes Thedens, Governor-General of the Dutch East India...

Portret van Johannes Thedens (1680-1748). Gouverneur-generaal (1741-43). Staande, ten halven lijve, met borstharnas, commandostaf in de rechterhand, de linkerhand in de zij. Links in de achtergrond het kasteel ... More

Johannes Thedens (1741-1743)

Johannes Thedens (1741-1743)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Baron Gustaaf Willem van Imhoff (1743-1750)

Baron Gustaaf Willem van Imhoff (1743-1750)

The highest-ranking Dutch East India Company (VOC) official in Asia was the governor-general. He presided in the Castle of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), a fort built by the Dutch. The assembly hall in the C... More

Peter Pelham - William Shirley, Governor of Massachusetts, John Smibert

Peter Pelham - William Shirley, Governor of Massachusetts, John Smiber...

Engraved by Peter Pelham (American (born England), London 1697–1751 Boston, Massachusetts)

Box of the Dutch West India Company

Box of the Dutch West India Company

In 1749, the West India Company presented this gold and tortoise shell box to Stadholder William IV when he was named its governor. How the company made its money in Africa is depicted on the lid: with slave tr... More

Portrait of Antonio van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Antonio van Diemen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Ind...

Portret van Antonio van Diemen (1593-1645). Gouverneur-generaal (1636-45). Ten halven lijve naar rechts. Onderdeel van een reeks van kopieën naar portretten van de gouverneurs-generaal van het voormalige Nederl... More

Portrait of Laurens Reael, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Laurens Reael, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Laurens Reael (1583-1637). Gouverneur-generaal (1616-19). Ten halven lijve naar links. Om de hals een drievoudige gouden keten. Onderdeel van een reeks van kopieën naar portretten van de gouverneurs... More

Portrait of Rycklof van Goens, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company

Portrait of Rycklof van Goens, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indi...

Portret van Rycklof van Goens (1619-82). Gouverneur-generaal (1678-81). Ten halven lijve naar rechts. De rechterhand rustend op een kanonskogel, de linkerhand voor de borst. Onderdeel van een reeks van kopieën ... More

Portrait of Jacob Mossel, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company

Portrait of Jacob Mossel, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Com...

Portret van Jacob Mossel (1704-61). Gouverneur-generaal (1750-61). Heupstuk, staande in wapenrusting naar links. Commandostaf in de rechterhand, de linkerhand in de zij. Op de achtergrond een schip op zee. Onde... More

Portrait of Gerard Reynst, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Gerard Reynst, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Gerard Reynst (gest. 1615). Gouverneur-generaal (1614-15). Staand, ten halven lijve naar rechts, de rechterhand in de zij. Om de schouder een gouden keten met een portretmedaillon van prins Maurits.... More

Portrait of Karel Reyniersz, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Karel Reyniersz, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Karel Reyniersz (1604-53). Gouverneur-generaal (1650-53). Ten halven lijve naar links, het gelaat aanziend, de rechterhand voor de borst. Onderdeel van een reeks van kopieën naar portretten van de g... More

Portrait of Christoffel van Swoll (Swol, Zwol), Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Christoffel van Swoll (Swol, Zwol), Governor-General of th...

Portret van Christoffel van Swoll (1663-1718). Gouverneur-generaal (1713-18). Staande, ten halven lijve, in ovaal, het hoofd iets naar rechts. Commandostaf in de rechterhand. Onderdeel van een reeks van kopieën... More

Portrait of Hendrik Brouwer, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Hendrik Brouwer, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Hendrik Brouwer (1581-1643). Gouverneur-generaal (1632-36). Staand, ten halven lijve, iets naar rechts. De rechterhand in de zij, commadostaf in de linkerhand. Onderdeel van een reeks van kopieën na... More

Portrait of Pieter Both, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portrait of Pieter Both, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Portret van Pieter Both (1550-1615), gouverneur-generaal (1610-14). Ten halven lijve, naar links. Onderdeel van een reeks van portretten van de gouverneurs-generaal van het voormalige Nederlands Oost-Indië. Ond... More

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